Emanuel Grunauer, son of Abraham Grunauer & Ursula Roth, was born 22 July 1894 in Basel, Basel-Stadt Kanton, Switzerland. He studied at the Basel Theological Seminary, and served the Volga German parish in Katharinenstadt from 1820-1823. From 1823 to his death in 1850, he served the parish in the colony of Messer. He died 1 April 1850 in Messer.
His first wife was Friedrike Sophia Heller, daughter of Johann Adam Heller & Katharina Paulÿ. His second wife was Auguste Karoline Cattaneo, the daughter of Thomas Cattaneo & Helene Christine Neitz. Thomas was the son of Pastor Johann Baptist Cattaneo who was serving in Norka.
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- Emanuel Grunauer (Steve Schreiber)
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